Plane had been battling cancer for eight years, and was a huge Foo Fighters fan. Plane and her husband, Jon, chose for their first dance at their wedding the band’s song Everlong.
The couple had been planning to see the Foo Fighters in concert for their 10th wedding anniversary before Laura passed away. Jon decided to contact the band, requesting that they dedicate Everlong to Laura during their Glastonbury set.
After the request got picked up on social media and retweeted over 12 million times, Grohl sent Jon a handwritten note on scrap paper.
— Foo Fighters News (@foofightersnews) June 14, 2017
The note reads: “Jon—Dave here. Heard about Laura. Sending you much love and hope and light. Will be thinking of yous at Glasto. Take care mate.”
Jon said he’s “over the moon” about the note. “I can picture Laura’s little face smiling about it,” he said. “It is incredible. I am over the moon.”
“Even if Foo Fighters don’t dedicate the song to Laura, she would have loved [the note] anyway. But what I got from [the note] is that it is going to happen,” Jon said. “It is incredible. Laura must have engineered this somehow as I was having a really bad week after her funeral, when it hit me like a wave.”
“I was a mess all of Sunday and Monday, and then I saw [Dave’s] message on Tuesday,” Jon added. “I was blown away. The power of social media is crazy, but incredible.”
Since being diagnosed, Laura raised over £70,000 for CoppaFeel, a charity dedicated to breast cancer awareness.